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Drogba Urges Hazard To Stay At Chelsea Amid Real Links

With Premier League superstar Eden Hazard heavily linked with a move to LaLiga giants Real Madrid, Didier Drogba has urged the Belgian to stay at Chelsea and become a Blues legend by helping them fight for silverware.

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The winger, who has been the subject of reported interest from Los Blancos, earlier in the season revealed that he had made a decision regarding his future, fuelling speculation he could be set for a big-money move to Spain.

Drogba, who etched his name into the Blues' history books following two successful stints at Stamford Bridge, has now urged the 28-year-old to follow in his footsteps by staying at the club and helping them fight for silverware.

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"Why (should he leave)?" the Ivorian told Omnisport.

"I think he can have this here in Chelsea. You know, I had many opportunities to leave and I decided to stay to make my own story and win the Champions League here. I think he's got a chance to make his own story.

"This club is still young and we need people like him to improve the quality in terms of Champions League trophies in the room, he can help us. I will be very happy if he stays here, but if he goes to Madrid, good luck to him."

Drogba also backed the former Chelsea and Manchester United coach Jose Mourinho to make a return to the world of coaching.

"I think Jose is a great manager," he added.

"I think he deserves the chance to manage again and I think he will. He is passionate about his job.

"You know, it's unfortunate what happened with Man United, but he still has the quality to manage a team.

"We know he did it many times and people forget that the year before he won the Europa League with this team and suddenly everyone says he is done."

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Drogba, who is Ivory Coast's all-time top scorer, scored 164 goals and assisted a further 86 strikes in 381 appearances for the Blues.

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